Verstyuk: Borrowing from Russia to pay Russia

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If Ukraine starts paying Russia for gas using Russian money, it will ultimately enter into a vicious circle that will lead to Moscow fully engaging in Ukrainian policy, said Yurchyshyn of Razumkov Center.

Given the heavy-handed politics contained in the Russian borrowing conditions – the bailout package is also contingent on quarterly reviews – the Ukrainian government now has more reasons to contact the IMF or the European Union and ask for an alternative financial assistance package.

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